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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by pilottee, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. pilottee

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    What thread lock do y'all use for the motor mount reinforcements, red or blue?? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. msinger

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    Threadlock is known to cause Phantom shells to crack. It would be best to not use it.
     
  3. N017RW

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    Not necessary either.

    Post and pre-flight inspections will ID any loose fasteners.

    Never ever found any fasteners coming loose after years of flying my P2s.
     
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    Props are self locking and you don't need any fasteners or solutions. Tightening by a finger is good enough.
     
  5. msinger

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    The OP is trying to install shell reinforcements.
     
  6. alokbhargava

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    Oops, let me unlock my eyes first. It's Monday morning effect.
     
  7. Sinisalo

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    use clear nail polish on the motor mounting screws
     
  8. Jtrjr

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    Pilot,

    None. The reinforcement plates should act as a lock washer to some degree. I have them on two P3P's and a P2 and I haven't had a single crack (yet). Just don't over-torque them and inspect them once in a while. My opinion only.

    Jerry
     
  9. pilottee

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    I have the inodized aluminum plates and they recommend thread lock in the instruction. I thought they would have sent the screws out with the already applied thread lock.
     
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    Again, just opinion. I like the UAVbits item better. I don't think I'd want something so rigid. I wanted something that would flex with the bird. With that setup, I'd probably put a tiny bit of nail polish on the screws. Just remember, any time you want to check them the polish will break and will no longer be effective.

    Jerry
     
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    I noticed on mine (older motors) that DJI used something that was blue on the threads. I issued it was thread lock.
     
  14. N017RW

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    It is but it is pre-cured before use.
    Even the fumes of the threadlock can causes the damage as it seeps/creeps around the area of use.
    There is plastic compatible TL if you look for it.